Sex offender gets booted from Vallejo Motel 6

A sexually violent predator, holed up in a Vallejo motel, managed only a few days before management booted him out. Now, not even police are sure where he is.

51- year-old Fraisure Smith is a man no community wants, a convicted felon with crimes against teenage girls and young women.

"I wouldn't want him as my next door neighbor," Vallejo Police Captain John Whitney told KTVU. "I don't think anyone would want him as a neighbor."

Smith's most recent photo was taken Wednesday when he came to the Vallejo Police Department to register, as required.

Sex crimes detectives spent a few hours interviewing him about his assaults, his rehabilitation, and contacts in Vallejo.

In his picture, Smith has a mustache, wears glasses, and is grinning at the camera.

But while he was with detectives, the Motel 6 on Enterprise Street was emptying his room and locking him out. 

Motel 6 management acted after belatedly learning who he was.

"I would consider him a threat, " declared Capt. Whitney. "Anyone they call a violent sexual predator, that's not a title given lightly."

The designation, "sexually violent predator," means that even after serving his prison sentence, Smith was deemed too dangerous to free on parole.

He was confined to the state hospital in Coalinga, where doctors now say he's ready for conditional release. 

"And unfortunately, if he's not, someone will be hurt, right,?" posed Vallejo resident  Glenna Carraway. "I don't want him here, for the safety of my children, for all of our children."

Smith's path to the Motel 6 was a long one, and a last resort, after a Solano County judge declared him a transient with no permanent address.

That, after two tries at renting houses for him, in Fairfield and rural Suisun, fell through because of community opposition.

Corrections officials desperately tried to shift him to Contra Costa County, but the proposed Concord neighborhood was so outraged, the landlord rescinded the offer.

"He's certainly not in any hotel in Vallejo now, but I don't know where he is," Vallejo Mayor Osby Davis told KTVU.

"This city has worked hard to improve its image, and improve safety. We do not need to be a dumping ground for anyone."

Davis says every hotel and motel in town has been warned and shown Smith's picture, but Motel 6 unwittingly gave him a room, because one of his guards booked it in his own name. Smith has two state-paid monitors watching him around the clock.

"He does not belong in Vallejo," insisted Davis. "I don't know that he belongs in any real city. And that's really a problem."

After being ousted from the Motel 6 on Wednesday?

"It's my understanding now that he's in a car with the contractors from Liberty Health," explained Captain Whitney. "They apparently slept in the car, while they are trying to figure out where to house him next."

"I have three daughters so this concerns me," Vallejo resident Brooke Eubanks told KTVU, as she heard about Smith for the first time.

"Everybody's going to say 'I don't want him here, I don't want them in my back yard,' but  then whose backyard does he go to?" Eubanks wondered.

Mayor Davis says because of Smith's transient status, city officials did not get the advance notice other cities did, and learned of his presence late and indirectly through law enforcement.

He also finds it suspicious, and secretive, that Smith's handlers did not book his motel room in his own name, as if to deliberately keep him under the radar.

Mayor Davis notes, from this point on, all eyes are open.  

"I imagine they will try to house him anywhere they can, and it's going to be up to the community to be alert and protest his presence. That's what's going to have to happen."